Here are some tutorials I have written for getting up to speed with this excellent document processing system. Funnily enough I wouldn't consider myself an expert, per se, but I'm learning all the time. I recall finding it quite taxing when I started to learn LaTeX, which is why I have started these tutorials.
If you run into trouble, visit the help section. LaTeX is not a stand-alone typesetting program in itself, but document preparation software that runs on top of Donald E. Knuth 's TeX typesetting system.
There are many editors for LaTeX and I don't think there is an editor that fits everyone. It's a matter of personal taste. For this reason, I will show you how to get a basic LaTeX system running, so you can follow along with my tutorials.
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TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants.
For Linux, you want to use Tex Live. I also like Kile as an editor. If you flew in here on a Mac, go to the MacTeX page.